chicago - state street area
Hello, I know this is a faux pas not to be doing more research, but any suggestions for a fun work dinner in this area? I am staying at the James and my colleagues are staying near the Macys (former Marshall Fields).
I don't know the city at all, so don't even know the name of the area.
1) not a steakhouse
2) fun place that is hip and lively enough, but with good food. doesn't need to be sushi, but with an emphasis on fish and / or offer raw oysters or any kind of raw fish (tartare, crudo, etc.).
3) nice enough to be treating an account, but not stuffy or uptight
I'm pretty open on cuisine. I tend towards ethnic. And like pretty much everything but French and Italian.
Thanks very much!
I would highly suggest checking out Vermilion -- hip, modern with Indian-Latin fusion cuisine. That is, there's some Indian, some Latin, and some Indian-Latin . . . and they always have a couple of raw seafood presentations. There are no gimmicks here -- they take the food seriously and I've always been given very good service. Also, you guys are about 1/2 - 3/4 of a mile away from each other, and Vermilion is located pretty much right in the middle. Here's a link to the website: http://www.thevermilionrestaurant.com/